29 Oct 2020

N-Power Volunteers Launches Better Future Campaign To Voice Their Issues

This campaign is designed to help in promoting N-Power volunteers’ voices and encouraging Federal and State Government to know the importance of enhancing better future of N-Power volunteers.
"We will be creating millions of stickers, posters, flyers and many online awareness to allow government to know how importance absorbing N-Power volunteers is", they said.
"As recently expressed by Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management that over 100,000 N-Power volunteers have owned business or absorbed by other agencies. We agreed with this and we appreciated her efforts.
But the remaining 400,000 N-Power volunteers have all skills and experience but due to lack of capital and where to apply their skills and experience, they now wander about the streets looking for government or non-government support.
Honourable minister, we know you are very kind and ready enough to contribute to development of Nigeria and youth in particular, it will be our pleasure if you can quickly act on enhancing better future of exited N-Power volunteers", they added.
According to them, this campaign will be on all social media with twitter as core platform. And they are encouraging the thousands of N-Power volunteers to support the campaign by following them on Twitter @betternpower.
You can also send your suggestions and support via our email address: npowerbetterfuturecampaign@gmail.com It will be our pleasure to support each other, they concluded.
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28 Oct 2020

Why The Youths Gained From N-Power Without Connection - Prof Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo disclosed the reason why the son of a poor man benefited from N-Power and other NSIP Programmes without knowing someone.
According to VP Osinbajo, the first problem was everybody wanted a slot. I resisted it. Why? If I do that, we will destroy the programmes because majority of Nigerians don't know people who will take the slots.”
“It was not that one was being purist, but if young people can't get the benefit except they know someone then we have failed the young people.”
“One day the President called me that he was listening to BBC Hausa Service and he heard two young men-beneficiaries of N-Power saying they didn't know anybody but were being paid the N30, 000 monthly stipends. The President said that is what shows we are making a difference.
“And everywhere we went during the 2019 campaigns, we had these young people organizing themselves coming out supporting us. “If people know they count, then they can trust us and they won't destroy because they have a stake. Otherwise, people will never trust us,’ he submitted, insisting that political leaders must make sacrifices in order to win the trust of the people,” he added.
Can we still say the same about the N-Power and NSIP Programmes? Now that the Programmes have a new management and 500,000 N-Power beneficiaries have been exited for new batch to be Enroll? Only time will tell.
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26 Oct 2020

N-Power: OAGF Awaits September Allocation

The Nigeria Government awaits the disbursement of September allocation among the three tiers of government, which would happen any moment from now.
In time past, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation lacks funds needed to carry out payment, due to delayed allocation.
The Accountant General of the Federation is ready to make all outstanding Federal Government payment to workers including the stipends meant for Social Investment Programme.
The OAGF confirmed that, over 14,000 N-Power Volunteers was rejected by GIFMIS payment platform, but the issue has been resolved.
It could be recalled, that the Federal Government confirmed receiving 52% of N682.060BN from August allocation hence N-Power July stipends were paid to batch B volunteers.
The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) shared a total of N682.060 billion August 2020 federation account revenue to the Federal, States and Local Government Councils and agencies.
And the government swung into action to pay N-Power volunteers their July stipends without delay.
"If all go according to plan and September Allocation is shared within the week, all N-Power outstanding backlogs will be paid"- Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF).
This will give way for the next plan of transiting disengaged N-Power Volunteers into Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as promised by the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs - Sadiya Umar Farouq.
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25 Oct 2020

N-Power Beneficiaries Seek Reinstatement Of 500,000, N500b Grant

The N-Power Youth Congress (N-PYC) has demanded reinstatement of the disengaged 500,000 beneficiaries across the country and the N500b paid to them as exit package.

N-PYC’s National Coordinator, Joseph Enan Maigari, made the request at a media briefing in Maiduguri, Borno State at the weekend, saying: “This is the third briefing on the matter, yet, the Federal Government has refused to listen to our demands.”

He said if the Federal Government could not absorb the disengaged beneficiaries, it should pay N500b grant to the 500,000 youths as exit package.

“I followed President Muhammadu Buhari’s address to the nation last Thursday in his response t #EndSARS protesters’ demands, but nothing was said about the 500,000 youth,” he said.

On the President’s campaign promises, he said: “Once Again, we are reminding President Buhari of his promises to us. The youth will not relent until their demands are met,” adding that 36 states representatives of N-Power beneficiaries had earlier made their demands.

Lamenting their disengagements, he said: “We were struggling in different spheres of life to make a living. We were also meant to quit the things we were doing, before being engaged in the N-Power scheme. The Federal Government also pledged to absorb the youth after winding up the scheme.”

He noted that the youth were made to serve the country with a monthly stipend of N30, 000, adding that the monthly allowance could not meet their families’ basic needs, including school fees, electricity and water bills.

“Absorb those that want to work with the Federal Government or give them a reasonable exit package to enable them to venture into other enterprises.”

He said Boko Haram insurgents were empowered under the auspices of “Repentant Boko Haram, adding: “The innocent and harmless 500,000 beneficiaries have been crying every day, but no one listens to our cries. They will, however, continue to be law-abiding citizens.”

https://guardian.ng/news/n-power-beneficiaries-seek-reinstatement-of-500000-n500b-grant/

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N-Power: 60 Days Gone No Transition/Backlogs

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24 Oct 2020

N-Power Youth Congress National Press Conference Address

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N-Power Batch C: Successful Applicants To Be On-Boarded November

“The special assistant on Media, Mrs Nneka Anibeze,  yesterday in Abuja while replying to a question asked by an “EndSars Youth”, said, names of N-Power Batch C successful applicants will be released first week of November for further screening and physical verification, applicants should be ready as time is already behind us”
All successful applicants will be required to visit their Local Government of resident to complete the physical verification process, which will take place immediately after the shortlisting.
She also advised exited N-Power batch A and B to exercise more patience as plan to integrate them into various Ministries, Departments and Agencies are on top gear.
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22 Oct 2020

N-Power: NYC Holds Meeting 24/10/2020

The 36 State Coordinator and FCT N-Power Youth Congress welcome you all to its National Press Conference holding in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Date: 24th October, 2020
Time: 10am prompt.
Venue: NUJ HOUSE MAIDUGURI, BORNO  STATE.
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N-Power: "Rented" Vivian Tells Her Story

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N-Power: PMB Fails To Address Issues Surrounding 500,000 Disengaged N-Power Volunteers

Once again President Muhammad Buhari fails to address issues bothering the disengement of over 500,000 N-Power Volunteers (see No.13), most N-Power Volunteers are out in the streets without jobs and any means of livelihood, yet the presidency kept mute about it.



ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE ENDSARS PROTESTS, 22ND OCTOBER, 2020

      

Fellow Nigerians,

 

It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

 

2. I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well - intended protest of some of our youths in parts of the country, against the excesses of some members of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

 

3. On Monday 12th October, I acknowledged the genuine concerns and agitations of members of the public regarding the excessive use of force by some members of SARS.

 

4. The choice to demonstrate peacefully is a fundamental right of citizens as enshrined in Section 40 of our Constitution and other enactments; but this right to protest also imposes on the demonstrators the responsibility to respect the rights of other citizens, and the necessity to operate within the law.

 

5. As a democratic government, we listened to, and carefully evaluated the five-point demands of the protesters. And, having accepted them, we immediately scrapped SARS, and put measures in place to address the other demands of our youth.

 

6. On approving the termination of SARS, I already made it clear that it was in line with our commitment to the implementation of extensive Police reforms.

 

7. Sadly, the promptness with which we have acted seemed to have been misconstrued as a sign of weakness and twisted by some for their selfish unpatriotic interests.

 

8. The result of this is clear to all observers: human lives have been lost; acts of sexual violence have been reported; two major correctional facilities were attacked and convicts freed; public and private properties completely destroyed or vandalised; the sanctity of the Palace of a Peace Maker, the Oba of Lagos has been violated. So-called protesters have invaded an International Airport and in the process disrupted the travel plans of fellow Nigerians and our visitors.

 

9. All these executed in the name of the ENDSARS protests. I am indeed deeply pained that innocent lives have been lost. These tragedies are uncalled for and unnecessary. Certainly, there is no way whatsoever to connect these bad acts to legitimate expression of grievance of the youth of our country.

 

10. The spreading of deliberate falsehood and misinformation through the social media in particular, that this government is oblivious to the pains and plight of its citizens is a ploy to mislead the unwary within and outside Nigeria into unfair judgement and disruptive behaviour.

 

11. On the contrary, both our deeds and words have shown how committed this administration has been to the wellbeing and welfare of citizens, even with the steadily dwindling revenues, and the added responsibilities and restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

12. Government has put in place measures and initiatives principally targeted at youths, women and the most vulnerable groups in our society.  These included our broad plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years; the creation of N75 billion National Youth Investment Fund to provide opportunities for the youths and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survival Fund, through which government is:

 

a. paying three months salaries of the staff of 100,000 micro, small - and medium - enterprises,

b. paying for the registration of 250,000 businesses at the Corporate Affairs Commission,

c. giving a grant of N30,000 to 100,000 artisans; and

d. guaranteeing market for the products of traders.

 

13. These are in addition to many other initiatives such as;

a. Farmermoni,

b. Tradermoni,

c. Marketmoni,

d. N-Power,

e. N-Tech and

f. N-Agro.

 

14. No Nigerian Government in the past has methodically and seriously approached poverty-alleviation like we have done.

 

15. With regard to the welfare of police personnel, the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission has been directed to expedite action on the finalization of the new salary structure of members of the Nigeria Police Force. The emoluments of other paramilitary services are also being reviewed upwards.

 

16. In order to underscore the importance of education in preparing youths for the future, this administration has come up with a new salary structure and other incentives for our teachers.

 

17. Let me at this point reaffirm the Federal Government’s commitment to preserving the unity of this country.

 

18. We will continue to improve good governance and our democratic process, including through sustained engagement.

 

19. We shall continue to ensure that liberty and freedom, as well as the fundamental rights of all citizens are protected.

 

20. But remember that government also has the obligation to protect lives and properties, as well as the right of citizens to go about their daily businesses freely and protected from acts of violence.

 

21. To our neighbours in particular, and members of the international community, many of whom have expressed concern about the ongoing development in Nigeria, we thank you and urge you all to seek to know all the facts available before taking a position or rushing to judgment and making hasty pronouncements.

 

22. In the circumstances, I would like to appeal to protesters to note and take advantage of the various well-thought-out initiatives of this administration designed to make their lives better and more meaningful, and resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating our nascent democracy.

 

23. For you to do otherwise will amount to undermining national security and the law and order situation. Under no circumstances will this be tolerated.

 

24. I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding.

 

25. And I call on all Nigerians to go about their normal businesses, and enjoin security agencies to protect lives and properties of all law abiding citizens without doing harm to those they are meant to protect. Let me pay tribute to officers of the Nigeria Police Force who have tragically lost their lives in the line of duty.

 

26. I would like to thank those state Governors, traditional and religious leaders who have appealed for calm and restraint. I also thank youth leaders who have restrained their followers from taking the law into their hands.

 

27. This government respects and will continue to respect all the democratic rights and civil liberties of the people, but it will not allow anybody or groups to disrupt the peace of our nation.

 

Thank you all. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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N-Power Batch C To Create More Success Stories - FMHDSD

According to the Federal Ministry For Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Socal Investment Program, "N-Power Batch C will create even more success stories", this statement comes as N-Power Batch C Volunteers awaits to be shortlisted and enrolled into the N-Power scheme, which according to unconfirmed reports will be announced soon.

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19 Oct 2020

N-Power Volunteers To Join EndSars

 A CALL TO RESISTANCE

Colleagues!

I greet us all in the spirit of social justice.

Patriots, we have served our country with every passion in us and instead of them to reward hardwork and administer their responsibility they chose to oppress us.

It's time to march. We must March for ourselves and generations to come. 

With your permission , I humbly call on us all to join the national movement #ENDSARS and we make our presence felt with our own #endyouthunemployment ,#absorbNpower, #exitedvolunteerswantjob, #permanentNpower. And so on


Rule of engagement:

1. Protest peacefully

2. Wear your Npower vest

3. Let the camera see the inscription on your placards and make sure Disengaged Npower Volunteers is written on it

4. Create your own video of the protest covering majorly Volunteers

5. Get fine snap shots for the media


We shall overcome


Sign

👇👇

Joseph Enan Maigari

National Coordinator

Npower youth Congess

N-Power Batch C: 2021 Budget To Determine Recruitment

Batch C Recruitment is still being processed and delayed, pending when the 2021 budget of the ministry is ready for spending.
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N-Power Transition/Backlogs: 53 Days + 3 Months Gone

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N-Power: FG Mentions 500,000 Sacked N-Power Volunteers As Achievement

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18 Oct 2020

N-Power: Sadiya Umar Farouq Still Giving Lectures Amidst #ENDSARS Demonstrations

While N-Power volunteers clamour for employment into civil service, the minister appears to be non-chalant to their entreaties, giving lectures when there is fire on the mountain.
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N-Power Enhancement: A Failed Promise

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16 Oct 2020

N-Power: Kano To Assist Beneficiaries

PRESS RELEASE
Kano will assist  the exited N- Power beneficiaries in the state.

The State Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba disclosed this while receiving the N-Power Beneficiaries  Association Kano State in his office.

The Commissioner said government could not employ all youth who graduated from various schools but can assist them to be self employed through its various empowerment programmes.

He emphasized the need  for entrepreneurial courses and vocational training for students which will help in addressing the increase of youth unemployment in the state.

Garba commended the exited N-Power beneficiaries who managed  to start some businesses from their monthly allowances.

Earlier, the Chairman, N-Power Beneficiaries Kano State, Assalafi Isa Ibrahim explained that the Association has 1,654 members in the state.

He requested the state government to consider their members in its employment and empowerment programmes.

The Chairman commended the efforts of the state government for initiating various youth and women empowerment programmes in the state with a view to alleviating poverty among them.

Signed
Sani Abba Yola
Chief Public Relations Officer
Kano State Ministry of Information 
15/10/2020
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N-Power Transition & Backlogs: 51 Days + 3 Months Gone

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N-Power: LIST OF ALL 36 STATES AND FCT COORDINATORS, ASSISTANTS AND SECRETARIES

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N-Power: Some Volunteers In Lagos Receive Message

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N-Power: 50 Days & 3 Months Gone

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15 Oct 2020

N-Power Volunteers To Hold Another Press Conference

BEN UDOH:
MINUTES OF NYC PRESS CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH SEPTEMBER, 2020.
OPENING PRAYER
The opening prayer was said by Comrade Femi at 9:12pm.
WORDS OF MOTIVATION
The words of motivation of the day were given by Comrade Faith Adah who adviced us to keep pushing and keep praying. He advised us never to get tired because of what others are saying. Her words of encouragement were welcomed and appreciated with many thump ups.
SUB-COMMITTEE REPORT
The Sub-committee Chairman, Mr. Igbokwenu Oliver Okwudili said that the cost of media invitation in the east is really at it's high rate. He posted the following as gotten from different media stations
AIT = 90k
NTA = 70k
Radio Nigeria = 25k
Airing it in the network news = 70k
He also gave his report on the issue of accomodation saying that hotel accommodation is ₦3500 per night. He finally advised that we look for a cheaper location.
His report was appreciated by the house while welcoming other suggestions and deliberations.
Comrade Joseph Magari on this issue presented his interaction with NUJ Chairman which gave us a viable and visible authentication of having the press Conference at Borno at the rate of 50,000 for media and 15,000 for the hall. He said that 29 different Media stations will be present on that day and accomodation for those that will be coming to Maiduguri will be free. He equally went ahead to mention some of the media houses that will be present which include: AIT, Channel, TVC, Leadership Newspaper, Punch Newspaper, The Nation, etc. He also went further to make us to understand that NTA is excluded from the 29 channels stations. In his words, "all media houses that you know except NTA will be present". He finally said that what we need now is 65000 for media and hall and placed the number of the NUJ Chairman for us to feel free and verify. Furthermore, made us to understand that he has submitted a letter to the Governor of Borno whom he described as a friend of the youth for an audience on that day. Same letter was equally posted for our perusal.
RAISING OF FUND
The Committee suggested that each Coordinator, both National, State and Local Government levels will be contributing an amount not less than ₦2000. The committee is determined not to lay any financial embargo on any Npowerite, but will still appeal to people of Goodwill, who may like to support to willingly do so.
ACCOUNT NUMBER TO BE USED
The committee Suggested that the account number to be used will be that of Comrade Faith Adah's account number. Her account number was provided and Comrade Femi became the first to send his ₦2000. This will be followed by Mr. Udoh Ben who must have paid before you finish reading this minutes.
Comrade Joseph equally informed the Committee that some Coordinators such as Kano State have already started encouraging their people to comply and promised to convince as many as possible to assist. 
The National NYC Chairman, Comrade Joseph Magari appreciated everyone at this juncture and prayed that God will touch the minds of all state and Local Government Coordinators to see this as a necessity and take immediate action on that.
Mr. Joseph Enam Magari emphatically stated that the accomodation he talked about to be a free thing is not hotel but family Houses of people he knew. He said that he will come to Maiduguri a week before then to make sure that accomodations are in tact.
SPONSORSHIP
The committee agreed that 5 persons will be sponsored by NYC to attend the Press Conference. It was equally agreed upon that the five persons are those that would be decided in the main Admin Group by the Coordinators. However, anybody who wished to sponsor himself or herself to come has the free liberty to come and will be well appreciated.
Borno Npowerites were advised to mobilize other Npowerites that will occupy the media hall on that day.
Lastly, Comrade Igbokwenu Oliver suggested that we plan for a mega protest 14days after the Press Conference if the Government failed to comply, but the Committee advised him to bring the opinion to the general house sin
ce the responsibility of the committee is solely on press conference planning committee and not for any protest of any kind.
CLOSING PRAYER
The closing prayer was said by Comrade Joseph Enam Magari at 10:50 pm and the meeting ended successfully as the participants started escaping to za oza room.
Thank You.
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14 Oct 2020

#End N-POWER on the Streets Trends

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N-Power Transition: 48 Days Gone

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Edo N-Power Volunteers To Meet Governor

All Edo N-Power volunteers will be at government house to congratulate him on his re-election as the Executive Governor of Edo State.


DATE: Thursday 15th October 2020


MEETING POINT: Urhokputa hall at ring road Benin City


TIME: 9:00am

 

DRESS CODE: N-Power T-shirts or any white top


NOTE: Put on your face masks

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